New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the COVID-19 vaccine could be ready for India within weeks.
He added that the healthcare warriors and the elderly will the first to receive the shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Our scientists are very confident of succeeding in their endeavour of making COVID vaccine. The world is keeping a watch on the cheapest & safe vaccine. That is why the world is watching India,” Modi said.
“Experts believe that COVID vaccine will be ready in the next few weeks. As soon as scientists give a green signal, vaccination will start in India. Healthcare, frontline workers & elderly person suffering from serious diseases will be given priority in vaccination,” the PM added.
Modi said the storage logistics of the coronavirus vaccine is being looked into. Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, which is 95 per cent effective in preventing the disease, has a super-cold storage requirement.
“Nearly eight vaccines are on other stages of trial with their manufacturing assured in India. Three coronavirus vaccines from India are at different stages. Experts think that the vaccine isn’t too far away. In the next few weeks, a coronavirus vaccine could be ready for India,” PM Narendra Modi said.